The German carmaker Audi and smartphone maker Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding for developing intelligent car technology, for autonomous driving that uses а new сellulаr standard, LTE-V, which is designed for vehicles.
Free flow of information helps communicate the intelligent connected vehicles in the surrounding environment. Though as of now the prerequisites is to achieve a high-quality, stable data connection which can be achieved through intensive research and development.
Saad Metz, Executive Vice President of Audi China said, “We are intensifying our joint research with Huawei in the area of intelligent connected vehicles. Our aim is to improve safety and optimize traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities. The concepts will initially be concentrated on the Chinese market.”
Testing phase of the project will involve real-time traffic information, via connected traffic light systems and video monitoring at intersections, in the city of Wuxi, eastern China.
While this deal gathers a lot of attraction from the connected & autonomous cars community, the coming time will tell us who will be at the driving seat when it comes to operating systems, and how long it will take for us to take a safe ride in self-driving systems. Network connectivity is of the obvious aspects that will need to be addressed.